Welcome to a new week on Morning Brew. We're off to the States again at 9.40 to catch up with New York Correspondent Tracy Quan. Today we remember prolific essayist, BBC commentator, memoirist, novelist, Hollywood figure, and transatlantic leftist Clancy Sigal, who died a week ago at the age of 90. At 10.40, all the latest in Local and Asian rugby with CEO of HK Rugby, Robbie McRobbie. After 12 today it's live music (just because) from fab multi talented DJ and singer JUNK. (9:00am-1pm, email email@example.com )
China’s State Council has unveiled plans to make Artificial Intelligence a key driver of economic growth by 2025. The government sees priorities such as robotics, driverless vehicles and virtual reality generating 400 billion yuan of economic output by 2025.
In the markets the US dollar is under increasing pressure from political upheavals in Washington and expectations for a reduction in monetary stimulus in the eurozone. The euro is now at a two-year high against the dollar and the US dollar index, measured against a basket of currencies, has fallen to its lowest level since June 2016.
Joining this morning’s Money Talk to review the business headlines are Alex Wong of Ample Capital and Andrew Freris of Ecognosis Advisory. We also get a view from the mainland with Yanun Wu, Chairman of Zhen Rong Bao. Bitcoin has been on a rollercoaster ride over the past couple of months, soaring above $3,000 and then plunging below $2,000 on fears that the digital currency could split into two. Arthur Hayes, CEO of BitMEX tells us what’s been going on. Finally, we take a look at the local shipping industry with Tim Huxley, CEO of Mandarin Shipping. (8am-9am, email to firstname.lastname@example.org)
Backchat is on summer break. We hope you've enjoyed this year's programmes.
Hugh Chiverton and guests will return on September 4th, right after the 8:30am news.
Enjoy your summer.
On this Saturday's Money Talk Xtra, hosted by Peter Lewis, we're going to talk about getting married. How much do you know about the personal finance habits of the person you’re about to marry? Peter discusses with an expert five financial questions that you should be able to answer about your partner . Jimmy Lam meets a Money Talk Xtra listener who is about to get married and seeks advice to help her with her financial concerns. In our investment segment, we look at investing in bonds.
As always on Money Talk Xtra, we want to hear from you. Do you have any questions you would like to ask? Or maybe you would like to be our featured listener one week and have one of our financial experts look at your personal financial situation and offer advice? If so, then please email email@example.com. (Saturdays, 8.30am-9.00am)
Join journalist Anna Fenton this coming Sunday at 8.30 for another '20 Years On', our in depth look at Hong Kong's ups and downs since July 1st 1997.
On this episode: From the Milkshake Murder to Rurik Jutting, the death of Leslie Cheung, and the scandalous antics of Edison Chen. We recall the events than made news here, and made headlines overseas. (Sundays, 9.30am-1pm)
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